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#73 - theawesomeyoghurt
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(03/15/2013) [-]
Except that isn't the meaning to life, the universe and everything, the mice determined that while 42 was the answer to the ultimate question they didn't actually know what the ultimate question was, thus why the Earth was built (the Earth in Douglas Adams' universe that is) as a supercomputer that would work out the ultimate question.

Plus as some of the comments already stated Douglas Adams picked the number because it's random and inconsequential.
#86 to #73 - semicontra
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(03/16/2013) [-]
Wasn't the question the one they pulled out of the scrabble bag?
#163 to #86 - zaxzwim ONLINE
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(03/16/2013) [-]
"What do you get when you multiply six by nine" yes it was.
#305 - josieabby
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#231 - allclopprsmustpie **User deleted account**
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#137 - kaycie
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#166 to #137 - comanderspy
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(03/16/2013) [-]
wot?
#171 to #166 - kaycie
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(03/16/2013) [-]
The whole "42 is the answer to life the universe and everything" thing is from the book Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. It's also a movie if you don't want to read the book.
In the book they a towel is the most useful thing a hitchhiker could have ect.
#172 to #171 - comanderspy
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(03/16/2013) [-]
i'll check the movie, thanks
#138 to #137 - ajaxthegreat
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(03/16/2013) [-]
I see what you did there
#169 to #137 - katinka
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#134 - bitey
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#45 - haseotakaeda
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(03/15/2013) [-]
Because of course the Japanese and the Japanese language hold sovereignty over our universe right

Well
I mean they sorta do
For weeaboos atleast

Either way,
Japan's face when
#246 - chulaksaviour
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(03/16/2013) [-]
oh hai guise
#241 - chocolatepuppy
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(03/16/2013) [-]
where does this 42 thing comes from? ive heard it before, but i cannot remember where, i think it was some sorto of book, i guess, any help???
#239 - kusherboy
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(03/16/2013) [-]
**kusherboy rolls 1** the average between 4 and 2 is 3.

half life 3 confirmed.
#59 - michaeldemoin
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(03/15/2013) [-]
The author him self, douglas adams has stated that he only used the number 42 because he thought it was a funny number! enough with all this theoretical non sense ITS JUST A FUNNY NUMBER!
#394 - cohz ONLINE
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(03/16/2013) [-]
Reading these comments
#371 - deadmeme **User deleted account**
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#283 - datassman
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(03/16/2013) [-]
Because that's exactly what Douglas Adams was thinking...
Because that's exactly what Douglas Adams was thinking...
#237 - seelcudoom
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#227 - redtree
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(03/16/2013) [-]
science
science
#249 to #227 - anon
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(03/16/2013) [-]
yesyesyesyesYES Caravan palace gifs!
#188 - grimmwaters
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(03/16/2013) [-]
#164 - kingofthelab
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(03/16/2013) [-]
2 is Ni 3 is San. So does this mean The Number 23 was an advertisement for Nissan?
#149 - lolymoly
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(03/16/2013) [-]
On one die (6 sided die), the sum of the sides (1+2+3+4+5+6) is 21. Two die is 42. Therefore 42= to die, therefore the answer to life, the universe, and everything is to die.
On one die (6 sided die), the sum of the sides (1+2+3+4+5+6) is 21. Two die is 42. Therefore 42= to die, therefore the answer to life, the universe, and everything is to die.
#125 - ingabenwetrust
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(03/16/2013) [-]
42
4+2=6
42-6=36
3+6=9
36-9=27
2+7=9
27-9=18
1+8=9
18-9=9
√9=3
Half life 3 confirmed
#31 - aserock
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(03/15/2013) [-]
My only Shinigami-Sama picture.
#44 to #31 - katerica
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(03/15/2013) [-]
Well, it is ******** because that's not the reason for 42 to be the answer to LIFE.   
42 Joules is the minimal energy, needed to sustain a connection between carbon atoms, forming organic which in turn is forming a whole organism.   
   
Soo... yea,that pic was right on!
Well, it is ******** because that's not the reason for 42 to be the answer to LIFE.
42 Joules is the minimal energy, needed to sustain a connection between carbon atoms, forming organic which in turn is forming a whole organism.

Soo... yea,that pic was right on!
#47 to #44 - sinonyx
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(03/15/2013) [-]
carbon isn't necessarily the only base for life... there, for all we know, could be mercury based lifeforms
#32 to #31 - ettne
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(03/15/2013) [-]
here, have this
#39 to #32 - aserock
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(03/15/2013) [-]
Oh damn...